Front derailleur - much of a muchness

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Front derailleur - much of a muchness

Postby paulneenan76 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 17:30 pm

I need a new front derailleur for my new frame build as my current one is wrong clamp size etc.

Is it even remotely worth looking past X7 for X9 SLX or XT?

I have new X7 rear derailleur and run the 3x9 X7 triggers, and thought that with a few sales on at the moment I could pick up a better front derailleur cheaply. Of course an x7 would be cheaper still!!
I need a 34.9mm/high clamp/top pull/bottom or top swing - it's for a 456 Carbon.

Thoughts gratefully received.
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Re: Front derailleur - much of a muchness

Postby EH_Rob » Tue Nov 20, 2012 17:55 pm

Much of a muchness in my view - don't even save a great deal of weight going up the range I don't think. Just make sure you get the right one for your frame.

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Re: Front derailleur - much of a muchness

Postby Greer_ » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:41 pm

Yep, just buy one that fits.

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Re: Front derailleur - much of a muchness

Postby The Rookie » Tue Nov 20, 2012 21:58 pm

+1, I swapped an XT for a Deore, the Deore is lighter and shifts better........

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Re: Front derailleur - much of a muchness

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 22:02 pm

Not in the same range.

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Re: Front derailleur - much of a muchness

Postby paulneenan76 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 23:40 pm

Thanks All. Guess ill keep it X7 as there's plenty about for a good price. Or Deore if I see one.

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Re: Front derailleur - much of a muchness

Postby allthegearnoidea » Wed Nov 21, 2012 09:07 am

Deore gears are pretty much still the Best vfm groupo out there Imo!
Although they are all much of a muchness, youl see more difference with XTR shifters and a deore mech than deore shifters and XTR mech, if twas mee I'd keep it all the same, but I like things to match as best as possible,
It does also depend what model years your ccomparing, if your looking at M752 XT from back in the early 00's to current deore 590 series then te deore will feel much better, trickle down technology has had 10 years to filter through the range!
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